Tonight’s lineups, for those who asked
Interesting they DH Pierre in a ballpark where he might actually be able to throw the ball from LF to home plate. As for Kershaw, I didn’t get your request until after I was done downstairs, and I can’t find any documentation stating that he IS going to pitch behind Loaiza tomorrow, but I do think it’s a safe bet. He hasn’t pitched since Tuesday, and he needs at least a couple of innings because J-ville doesn’t open its season until Thursday against West Tennessee. … By the way, it LOOKS like Ramon Troncoso is going to get the last spot in the bullpen. He is having a GREAT spring. He also already has a 40-man spot, and those are in short supply right now. It’s a wing and a prayer given that his 35 appearances at J-ville are his ONLY experience at anything higher than Single-A. But he’s a sinkerball, groundball pitcher who gave up seven home runs in 215 1/3 minor-league innings. … Speaking of guys with very little experience above Single-A, Torre also but said in his pregame media session today that Blake DeWitt will be the opening-day 3B. He is waiting until the moment rosters have to be set (noon tomorrow) to make it official just in case something unforeseen (trade for a 3B) happens. But for now, that’s the way they plan to go. … Jill Painter will be blogging in-game tonight. That’s all for me until later.